New York school cafeterias impress French food official

Junior Minister for Food Industry comes to town for Fancy Food Show, but NYC SchoolFood blows him away.

July 3 — Guillaume Garot, France's Junior Minister for the Food Industry, visited the Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology in New York Tuesday. Garot, at the behest of Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, came to get a "taste" of what school foodservice in the U.S. is like. Garot said he would like to learn from New York's best practices when it comes to getting students to eat healthy meals.

"I'm very impressed by the concept of 'school food' and how to show that there's a link between the food and what we eat and everything else in the education system," said Garot, through a translator to reporters.